Jim English

Gillette’s subway ads offer B.O. terror alerts

If you smell something, say something? Gillette is fighting back against Isaiah Mustafa and the Old Spice frenzy with a campaign at the intersection of BBDO and B.O. But I […]

Maybelline brings back ‘Magnum P.I.’ music

Fans of 1980s television might perk up when this ad for Maybelline's "The Falsies" Volum' Express mascara comes on. Could it be? Yes it is—a reworked version of the theme […]

My Big Break

At the tender age of 15, I got involved in the ad business. My mother, then a student at Queens College, met a lady there who was a casting agent’s […]